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Goodbye to Bubba, one of area's largest, best-known snakes

Bubba, a Burmese python who was among the biggest and best-known snakes in the Pacific Northwest, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo Thursday after a battle... Read More

November 2, 2016

Nora update: Young bear meets elderly companion Tasul

Nora, the young polar bear who was hand-reared at the Columbus Zoo last year and moved to the Oregon Zoo this fall, has a new companion.

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October 27, 2016

Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and... Read More

October 26, 2016

Palm oil and candy: A wildlife-friendly Halloween guide

It's spooky how much palm oil is in Halloween candy. It's the world's most popular vegetable oil, used in sweets ranging from chocolate to gummies.

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October 26, 2016

Zoo's new Masai giraffe is 12 feet tall and growing fast

The Oregon Zoo welcomed a new, and very tall, addition to its Africa Savanna habitat this week: Buttercup, a 2-year-old Masai giraffe from the Santa Barbara Zoo, is... Read More

October 24, 2016
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